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LeBron’s phony act keeps getting phonier

LeBron’s phony act keeps getting phonier

“Stop trying to find a way to FIT-OUT and just FIT-IN,” James tweeted. “Be apart of something special! Just my thoughts.” While James didn’t specifically reference any teammates in the tweet, the message was loud and clear: Time to get on board, Kevin Love. Over the past three weeks, ever since James returned from a [...]

February 9, 2015 Chuck - Red's Army Around the NBA 14

I have new respect for Brandon Jennings

I have new respect for Brandon Jennings

It appears Brandon Jennings is brushing up on his league history as he recovers from an Achilles tear. The above tweet about Larry Legend is one of many comments Jennings has made recently recognizing the talents of NBA greats. UPDATE: That newfound respect for Jennings is gone: (h/t Slam) [...]

February 6, 2015 Chuck - Red's Army Around the NBA, Bill Russell, Larry Bird 13

Rajon Rondo has a fractured face

Rajon Rondo has a fractured face

Remember the play where Rajon Rondo was kneed in the face by teammate Richard Jefferson? Turns out he fractured his left orbital bone and nose: Dallas Mavericks point guard Rajon Rondo has an orbital fracture in his left eye as well as a nasal fracture and will miss at least three games, the Mavericks announced [...]

February 2, 2015 Chuck - Red's Army Around the NBA, Rajon Rondo 7

Rondo takes knee to the face

Rondo takes knee to the face

Rajon Rondo went for a steal, slipped to the floor and took a knee to face from teammate Richard Jefferson when Mavs got out in transition. — Tim MacMahon (@espn_macmahon) February 1, 2015 Rajon Rondo is down on the floor with blood pouring out of his nose. — Tim MacMahon (@espn_macmahon) February 1, 2015 Ouch… [...]

January 31, 2015 Chuck - Red's Army Around the NBA, Rajon Rondo 3

Rondo, Mavs are struggling since the trade

Rondo, Mavs are struggling since the trade

It’s been about six weeks since Rajon Rondo was shipped off to Dallas. Aside from his 29 point explosion against the Celtics, Rondo and the Mavericks have struggled: The Mavs are 11-8 since Rondo’s arrival. Not bad, but a lot worse than their 19-8 record before his arrival. Their defensive rating has improved 2.3 points [...]

January 30, 2015 Chuck - Red's Army Around the NBA, Rajon Rondo 38

Kobe Bryant will not sleep until Rajon Rondo wears purple and gold

Kobe Bryant will not sleep until Rajon Rondo wears purple and gold

In between taking plenty of nights off, plenty of shots on nights he does play, and trashing his current teammates, Kobe Bryant is setting his sights on next year with Rajon Rondo. In Steve Buplett’s piece from the Herald this morning, Kobe spent time laughing at the state of the Celtics’ current roster (see John’s [...]

January 21, 2015 Ben Mark Around the NBA, News, Rajon Rondo 1

Thibs might be too hardcore for Bulls players

Thibs might be too hardcore for Bulls players

Chris Sheridan is reporting there’s a mutiny brewing in Chicago: I told you yesterday about mutterings I have heard around the league that Chicago Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau has lost his locker room. Then last night, Derrick Rose poured jet fuel on the fire with some of the strongest comments he has made as a [...]

January 20, 2015 Chuck - Red's Army Around the NBA 6

Joel Embiid is fat and lazy, allegedly

Joel Embiid is fat and lazy, allegedly

Remember Joel Embiid? The Kansas 7-footer who was drafted #3 by the Sixers is slowly making his way back from serious foot surgery. It looks like he’s lost the eye of the tiger: Embiid has a weight issue. Although the Sixers wouldn’t disclose his weight, a source said he’s close to 300 pounds after being [...]

January 19, 2015 Chuck - Red's Army Around the NBA 6

Bespectacled Paul Pierce pokes some fun at Russ Westbrook

Bespectacled Paul Pierce pokes some fun at Russ Westbrook

Paul Pierce took a few friendly jabs at Russell Westbrook this weekend, mocking his “we executed” interview from Friday night. John touched on Westbrook’s little tantrum in the Saturday Dump. FWIW, I don’t think the glasses are part of the bit. Pierce has worn those babies before. (h/t CBS Sports) [...]

January 19, 2015 Chuck - Red's Army Around the NBA, Paul Pierce 6

Is this the greatest flop ever?

Is this the greatest flop ever?

PJ Hairston was trying to draw a foul against Tony Parker last night. What he ended up drawing was a $5,000 flopping fine and an Oscar nomination.  The flop has already inspired appreciations like this… but the question is… is this the greatest flop of all time? I think it’s just a cheap knockoff of [...]

January 15, 2015 John - Red's Army (@RedsArmy_John) Around the NBA 13